During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Opal, and also flowers - the first traditions and origins of the October Birth Flower.
The Language of Flowers
The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Calendula (Marigold). A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.
The Meaning of the October Birth Flower, the Calendula (Marigold)
The meaning of the October Birth Flower, the Calendula (Marigold) symbolizes sorrow or sympathy.
The Hidden message of October Birth Flower, the Calendula
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Calendula, so favored during the Victorian era was "My thoughts are with you".
Colors of the Calendula (Marigold)
The colors of the October Birth Flower, the Calendula (Marigold), include the following:
Birth Month Flowers - Gifts for Special Occasions
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Calendula (Marigold), are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give October Birth Flower, including the Calendula (Marigold), to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the October Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the October Birth Flower, the Calendula (Marigold) are as follows:
- Month of October Flowers, the Calendula (Marigold), to celebrate Halloween on October 31 and Colobus Day on October 13